March 28, 2006
USI soccer releases 2006 schedules
Regular season starts August 29
Complete 2006 Men's Soccer Schedule
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team has released its 2006 schedule. The men's team begins a new regular season campaign at Strassweg Field versus Oakland City University on August 29.
Prior to the season, the Screaming Eagles host Southwestern Illinois College at Strassweg Field for a scrimmage on August 12. USI has a pair of road exhibition games, beginning at Columbia College on August 16. The final men's soccer exhibition game of the fall will be the annual Mayor's Cup at the University of Evansville on August 20.
In addition to the men's home opener against Oakland City, the Eagles will play non-conference matches at home against Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, and Harris-Stowe State College.
The Eagles open the 13-game GLVC schedule on the road when the teams play at Lewis University on September 1. The first GLVC home games will be against Drury University on September 8.
The defending GLVC champion make an appearance at Strassweg Field this fall when Rockhurst University comes to Evansville on September 10.
The men's soccer team is looking to rebound after a pair of sub-.500 seasons. The Eagles more-than doubled their win totals from 2004 in 2005, going 5-12-0 overall and 3-9-0 in the GLVC.
USI men's Head Coach Dan Hogan returns 18 players from last year's roster, losing just three seniors. Leading the team is senior defender Brian Shepherd (St. Louis, Missouri), who was second on the team with eight points on four goals.
The Eagles also return the team's leading scorer, junior midfielder/forward Evan Stoll (Washington, Indiana). Stoll had 10 points on five goals.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information